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  • Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"By student interviewer: Describe a difficult situation that you have had to overcome. What do you like to do for fun?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"By faculty interviewer: What will you do if you don't get in to medical school this year? " Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"What kind of a doctor do you want to be? Why Drexel? Comment on the business environment of medicine today." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why are malpractice insurance premiums so expensive in PA?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you see our current system of healthcare (i.e. HMO's)? Is this system working? How would you fix it?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Interview Feedback (SDN), read through the material that Drexel sent." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities, future financial outlook of the medical school, availability of housing not far from campus in a decent neighborhood." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"A student we bumped into on the tour... depressing and disinterested in anything but his upcoming test" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Drexel is the largest medical school in the United States." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There are two interviews at Drexel University School of Medicine, one with a student(closed file) and one with a faculty member(open file). Both of these lasted 30 - 40 minutes for me. My student interview was in the cafeteria (which is a bit small for such a large school). She was a first year and the interview was as much an opportunity for her to guage my motivations, background, and interest in Drexel as it was for me to ask any questions I had. My faculty interview was at MCP Hospital which is a couple blocks away from the school (a shuttle is provided). My interview was delayed about 15-20 minutes. My faculty interviewer was intellectual and asked my opinion on a number of open ended questions - the kind that nobody really has an answer to... I was impressed by the facilities of the actual college and the surrounding neighborhood does not seem too bad. Admission decisions are made within 6 weeks. Tour guide (Director of Admissions) is a veteran at giving the tour -> NO B.S." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/07/2002

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